Trump said privately after the Florida school shooting that “we have to do something.”

But what exactly that something is, remains unclear to his staff. Trump told White House officials he wants “to know what our options are,” according to an administration source…

The official said Trump “has a strong interest in background checks … and other options of school safety — we are working on a number of options over the coming weeks on how best to make our schools safer.”…

Between the lines: Trump is very focused on popular culture, and this is a cultural flashpoint. So the urgency of the issue and the 24/7 newscast compels him to do something.